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Sam at the geysers Sol de Mañana (as the name implies, the geysers are the biggest in the morning before the sun heats up the air temperature).

Southwest Circus Part 2- Life on Mars

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I had been looking forward to driving through southwest Bolivia for years, and even with all the stress of the tire situation, I was determined that we take our time and enjoy it. Little did I know that while being…
With scenery like this, it

Southwest Circuit on Bald Tires

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After our time on the Salar, we were headed to what is known as the “southwest circuit” in Bolivia — a series of dirt roads that wind through Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina “Eduardo Avaroa” before dumping you out in…
The Salar group. We started calling Marcus (far right) Maverick on the Salar, he looks so much like Tom Cruise from Top Gun in those aviators. (Picture courtesy of Michael).

Salar with the Swiss

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The salt flats of Bolivia were something we had been looking forward to the entire trip. They are the largest salt flats in the world (over 4000 square miles) at an elevation of almost 12,000 feet! The salt crust on…
Our first views of the Sajama volcano with alpacas roaming around the base. The peak looks fairly close.

Nature calls- Sajama National Park

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We spent a week in La Paz “camping” in the parking area of the overlander meet up Swiss run Hotel Oberland, but I was going stir crazy. It is not really a campground, it is a lower parking area for…
Goal for the day: Do not leave a cross with your name on it.

Biking Bolivia’s Death Road

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Note: All pictures in this blog were from Gravity tours (they are watermarked) and our awesome friend Michael Poysden, our unofficial death road photographer. Sometimes a name makes a place special (or famous at least). It is a lucky stroke…
La Paz is a massive city where it would be easy to get lost.

La Paz, Bolivia

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When we started this trip, there were four cities that I was worried about driving in and around: Mexico City, Mexico; Bogota, Colombia; Guanajuato, Mexico; and La Paz, Bolivia. I’d heard stories about monster traffic jams, crazy drivers, and maze-like…
It took about 2.5 hours on the boat before we arrived at this little village on the northern side of the island.

Isla Del Sol

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From Copacabana we took a day trip to Isla Del Sol. We found some tickets to the northern part of the Island for about $5 per person. This included a side trip to a floating village that we weren’t thrilled…
The big spires of red rock reminded me of formations we

Lake Titicacca

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I was pretty excited to get to Lake Titicacca. I remember being in 5th grade and learning a little about this lake (I’m not sure why we were learning about it), but the thing that really stuck in my head…

Exploring the Sacred Valley

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13 Sept, 2014 – Sacred Valley The Sacred Valley of Peru is so called because of its fertile land and sustenance producing capability.  During the time of the Spanish conquest, this entire region remained the private property of the Incan…
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Northern Chile

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We ride south out of Ollague not knowing what the road will be like.  We hope to make it to Calama and then turn east to go to San Pedro de Atacama, an oasis in the desert of northern Chile, …
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Riding into Chile

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We ride the last few miles of Bolivia, maybe 5 or so, on an actual highway.  It’s a dusty one and I’m coughing and sneezing as we pull up to the border. My buff has been getting extra workouts the…
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Last day riding in Bolivia

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At the western edge of the Salar de Uyuni we luck out with Pocket Earth finding helping us find a way onto a road without having to push through a lot of sand.  We ride up onto the pier just…
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Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

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The Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat and is located on the southwest edge of Bolivia near its border with Chile. The flats are located at an elevation of about 12,000 feet and cover more than 4,000…
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Potosi and southwestern Bolivia

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Potosi seems like a nice town…I hadn’t expected much when I heard it was a mining city.  The central plaza is lovely and there are lots of old buildings reflecting Spanish architectural styles in Potosi.We only stay one night,…
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Riding south through Bolivia

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We leave La Paz bound for some place south. In general we are aiming for the Uyuni and then Chile, and we plan to spend our first night along the way n Oruro.  So far we haven’t ventured out much…
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The Death Road in Bolivia

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There are a handful of “famous” roads that most motorcyclists know about and/or dream of riding someday.  The Death Road is nearly always fairly high on the list of most riders.  Got to say, I’m not keen on the name,…
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La Paz, Bolivia

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La Paz is one of the highest big cities in the world, resting in a big bowl of land and the surrounding hillsides at between 10,500 and 13,500 feet.  The day we ride in from Copacabana, and take the ferry,…
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Lago Titicaca, Bolivia

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Lago Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and is said to be the highest navigable lake in the world.  In other words, it’s big.  And it’s the loveliest shade of deep sapphire blue.After crossing into Bolivia, we…
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Crossing into Bolivia

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It’s the usual drill really, crossing from one country to another.  The only difference we notice today is the huge numbers of people traveling by bus who are crossing from Peru to Bolivia and back the other way.  Oh, yeah,…
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The last rides in Peru

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Time to push south.  We hear that the rainy season starts around the first of November in Bolivia and if we want to ride the famous Death Road I’d prefer it be dry.  Some last photos of this beautiful country…Peru…
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E ai, decolou?

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As condições eram: - Local: Salar de Uyuni – Bolívia; - Altitude ao nível do mar: 3.670 metros; - Horário: 8h; - Vento: fraco; - Vela: Start One (Sol Paragliders); - Motor: Fly 100 – 100HP (RedFly); - Combustível: Avgas;…

Notícias de La Paz

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Acompanhando um pouco as notícias aí do Brasil estamos ansiosos pelo dia de amanhã, dia de eleições. Queríamos muito estar aí para que nossos votos contassem a favor de uma grande mudança na política brasileira. Infelizmente não poderemos votar e…

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